A Street Social Worker Tells What It's Really Like, by Pete Earley: http://www.peteearley.com/2017/12/04/lynn-nanos-a-street-social-worker-tells-what-its-really-lik

A Clinician's Snapshot of a Revolving Door, by the Treatment Advocacy Center: http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/fixing-the-system/features-and-news/3883-a-clinicians-snapshot-of-a-revolving-door-personally-speaking-

Seeking Inpatient Treatment? The Mentally Ill Need Not Apply, by the Treatment Advocacy Center: http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/fixing-the-system/features-and-news/3987-seeking-inpatient-treatment-the-mentally-ill-need-not-apply

One Source. One Organ., by the Treatment Advocacy Center: http://www.treatmentadvocacycenter.org/fixing-the-system/features-and-news/3929-one-source-one-organ

Illustration by Ivan Potter-Smith

About the Author

Lynn Nanos is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker in her eleventh year as a full-time mobile psychiatric emergency clinician in Massachusetts. After graduating from Columbia University with a Master of Science in Social Work, she worked as an inpatient psychiatric social worker for approximately seven years. Nanos is an active member of the National Shattering Silence Coalition that advocates for the seriously mentally ill population. Nanos can be contacted either here or by email, breakdown@lynnnanos.com.